I was fighting with my conscience on shooting this footoage. There was a traffic accident near my house that was drawing a crowd. I mentioned to my wife that I had always thought that offering footage of emergency vehicles would be a good idea since the footage is used in PSAs and other well meaning media. My idea was to stop by fire halls or police stations and ask for close-ups of some of the vehicles, or ride-along on trainings, not poach real accidents. I decided that if I shoot with a focus not so much on the detail, but the feel of the scene, I would be able to sleep at night. This would make a great background for informational text in videos, or to set the mood for more serious projects.
This video was shot using a Canon EOS Rebel T2i and a Tokina AT-X 35-200mm Minolta Lens using the Fotodiox MD-EOS Lens Mount Adapter for Canon DSLR.